Charlie Roach

Acupuncture + Sports Medicine


Smoking Cessation Treatment

Kick the habit today. Acupuncture is a highly effective treatment for smoking cessation.

There are countless reasons to quit smoking. Cigarettes can contain 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known carcinogens and 400 other toxins, including the obvious: nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide, as well as some lesser known ingredients like formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic and DDT. According to the Centers for Disease Control, tobacco causes 443,000 premature deaths each year and is proven to lead to emphysema, lung cancer, high blood pressure, shortness of breath, chronic cough and an increased frequency of colds and flu.

Acupuncture can help you kick this deadly, and expensive, habit by helping to control your cravings, improve your mood and relaxation, and balance your body’s energy to optimize health. In fact, acupuncture is seen as being so effective that some courts even mandate acupuncture treatment for drug addicts because of its ability to reduce cravings and alleviate withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, anxiety and difficulty concentrating.

The most common acupuncture protocol for smoking cessation (and all types of addiction) is the National Acupuncture and Detoxification Association (NADA) Protocol This is a simple and painless protocol that focuses on a few auricular (ear) acupuncture points. This treatment can be paired with herbal medicines and other dietary and health changes to provide the most effective and lasting smoking cessation therapy. Depending on the length and severity of your dependence, treatment duration will vary.